Giving All Ebooks Their Due on the Best-Seller List

Because of how complex ebook sales are across even just the U.S., no book best-seller list is perfect. The Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list is not exempt from this truth. (You can read our full methodology here, by the …

Why Are T-Shirts More Valuable Than Ebooks?

My brothers-in-law recently started a T-shirt sales website. Grizz Riley.com sells comfy, cool T-shirts for $25. I fully support their entrepreneurial launch. But I couldn’t help thinking about it in comparison to publishers, selling ebooks for a just couple of bucks. …

Ebooks Power Hachette to Strong 2013 Finish

Hachette’s fourth-quarter bump from digital sales, Amazon’s continued momentum on the ebook best-seller list, a new business forum for self-published authors, new spins on questions about relevance and elitism in traditional publishing and more.

Amazon Continues Best-Seller List Success

Following up on its first-ever week with a No. 1 ebook best-seller, Amazon Publishing again made a splash on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list. The upstart publisher had four titles on the list with Long Knives by Charles …

Amazon Roars With Top Ebook Best-Sellers

Amazon had four of the top-25 best-selling ebooks last week, including the No. 1 best-selling ebook, The Barkeep by William Lashner. To date, the highest Amazon Publishing has been on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list is No. 3 — When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde had its high-water mark in July 2013; the title is currently sitting at No. 9.

Film Drives Hachette’s Lone Survivor to No. 1

The release of the film Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg, has helped drive the ebook of the same title to No. 1 on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list. Readers snapped up Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account …

Best-Selling Ebooks of 2013: Safe Haven, Inferno and More

If there was any consistent feature of the ebook market in 2013, it was volatility – especially when it came to best-selling ebooks. Prices climbed and plummeted from week-to-week, self-published authors achieved more than one No. 1 best-selling title and …